For starters let’s look at what we mean by a small generator. Generators range in size significantly, and “small” units can include generators small enough to be picked up and carried around to units so big they are skid-mounted and moved into position by large trucks. There are many sizes in between, allowing generators to be chosen based on the needs of the business.
How does rental work?
Generator rental begins with the decision that having one of these units (or more than one) would be beneficial. Businesses use generators for many reasons. Most commonly they are used as backups in case normal power is lost, allowing all devices to continue working (or certain mission-critical devices) whether that means office computers or industrial manufacturing equipment. Some generators are rented on a temporary basis, such as when a construction company needs them on a work site until power is installed, while others are rented long term. Even for a company that needs a generator permanently, small generator rental can help reduce costs and avoid maintenance issues compared to owning one.
The company then proceeds to assess their energy needs. This will help determine what capacity generator they need and will help in determining a configuration that will meet their requirements. Generally, a generator should produce slightly more power than you expect to need.
Next the type of fuel must be chosen. Typical options include natural gas, propane, gasoline or diesel. The right choice depends on your power needs and the availability of the fuel. For example, propane units tend to put out less power than diesel units but propane makes sense if your business already has a propane tank on the premises. You want to use a fuel that you can easily get at the site where the generator will be used.
Finally, your generator will be delivered and set up for you. A major advantage of renting a generator is that the rental company will take responsibility for maintenance and care.
Is your business considering a generator? What use are you considering it for?